Professor Luke McNamara

Book Chapters

McNamara L, 2015, 'Criminalisation Research in Australia: Building a foundation for normative theorising and principled law reform', in Crofts T;Loughnan A (ed.), Criminalisation and Criminal Responsibility in Australia, Oxford University Press, pp. 33 - 51

Gelber K ;McNamara L, 2015, 'The impact of section 18C and other civil anti-vilification laws in Australia', in Australian Human Rights Commission (ed.), Perspectives on the Racial Discrimination Act: papers from the 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act Conference, Australian Human Rights Commission

McNamara L, 2013, ''Legal Form' and the Purchase of Human Rights Discourse in Domestic Policy-making: The Achievement of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada', in Verschraegen G;Madsen M (ed.), Making Human Rights Intelligible: Towards a Sociology of Human Rights, Hart Publishing, pp. 247 - 265


Schwartz M;Brown D;Farrier D;McNamara L;Steel A;Grewcock M;Quilter J;Schwartz M, 2015, Criminal Laws: Materials and Commentary on Criminal Law and Process of New South Wales, 6th Edition, The Federation Press, Sydney

McNamara L, 2007, Human rights controversies: The impact of legal form,

Brown D;Farrier D;Egger S;McNamara L;Steel A, 2006, 1 86287 596 0 Criminal Laws: Materials and Commentary on Criminal Law and Process in New South Wales 4th edn, 4th, The Federation Press, Sydney

Journal articles

McNamara L;Quilter J, 2018, 'The Meaning of 'Intoxication' in Australian Criminal Cases: Origins and Operation', New Criminal Law Review, vol. 21, pp. 170 - 207,

McNamara L;Quilter J;Hogg R;Douglas H;Loughnan A;Brown D, 2018, 'Theorising Criminalisation: The Value of a Modalities Approach', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 7, pp. 91 - 121,

Richards J;McNamara L, 2018, 'Just Attribution of Criminal Liability: Consideration of Extended Joint Criminal Enterprise Post-Miller', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 42, pp. 372-386 - 372-386,

Quilter J;McNamara L, 2018, 'Guest editors’ introduction special edition: Hidden criminalisation—punitiveness at the edges', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 3,

Quilter J;McNamara L, 2018, 'The meaning of ‘‘intoxication’’ in Australian criminal cases: Origins and operation', New Criminal Law Review, vol. 21, pp. 170 - 207,

Quilter J;McNamara L;Seear K;Room R, 2018, 'The significance of 'intoxication' in Australian criminal law', Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, pp. 1 - 16,

McNamara L;Quilter J;Seear K;Room R, 2017, 'Evidence of Intoxication in Australian Criminal Courts: A Complex Variable with Multiple Effects', Monash University Law Review, vol. 43, pp. 148 - 194

Quilter J;McNamara L, 2017, 'Zero tolerance drug driving laws in Australia: A gap between rationale and form?', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 6, pp. 47 - 71,

Gelber K;McNamara L, 2016, 'Anti-vilification Laws and Public Racism in Australia: mapping the gaps between the harms occasioned and the remedies provided', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 39, pp. 488 - 511

Quilter J;McNamara L;Seear K;Room R, 2016, 'Criminal Law and the Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs: a National Study of the Significance of 'Intoxication' in Australian Legislation', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 39, pp. 913 - 949,

Gelber K;McNamara L;Gelber K, 2016, 'Evidencing the harms of hate speech', Social Identities, vol. 22, pp. 324 - 341,

McNamara L;Quilter J, 2016, 'The “Bikie Effect” and other Forms of Demonisation: the Origins and Effects of Hyper-criminalisation', Law in Context, vol. 34, pp. 5 - 35

McNamara L;Quilter J, 2016, 'Street Music and the Law in Australia: Busker Perspectives on the Impact of Local Council Rules and Regulations', Journal of Musicological Research, vol. 35, pp. 113 - 127,

Quilter J;McNamara L;Seear K;Room R, 2016, 'The Definition and Significance of 'Intoxication' in Australian Criminal Law: A Case Study of Queensland's 'Safe Night Out' Legislation', QUT Law Review, vol. 16, pp. 42 - 58,

McNamara L;Quilter J, 2015, 'Public Intoxication in NSW: The Contours of Criminalisation', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 37, pp. 1 - 35

McNamara L;Quilter J, 2015, 'Institutional Influences on the Parameters of Criminalisation: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Criminal Law Bills in New South Wales', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 27, pp. 21 - 40

Gelber K;Mcnamara L, 2015, 'The Effects of Civil Hate Speech Laws: Lessons from Australia', Law and Society Review, vol. 49, pp. 631 - 664,

Quilter J;McNamara L, 2015, ''Long may the buskers carry on busking': Street music and the law in Melbourne and Sydney', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 39, pp. 539 - 591

McNamara L, 2014, 'A Judicial contribution to over-criminalisation?: Extended joint criminal enterprise liability for murder', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 38, pp. 104 - 117,

Gelber K;McNamara L, 2014, 'Changes in the expression of prejudice in public discourse in Australia: assessing the impact of hate speech laws on letters to the editor 1992-2010', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 20, pp. 99 - 128,

Gelber K ;McNamara L, 2014, 'Private Litigation to address a public wrong: a study of Australia's regulatory response to 'hate speech'', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 33, pp. 307 - 334

McNamara L;Quilter J, 2014, 'Turning the Spotlight on 'Offensiveness' as a Basis for Criminal Liability', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 39, pp. 36 - 39

McNamara L;Quilter J, 2013, 'Time to define ‘the cornerstone of public order legislation’: the elements of offensive conduct and language under the summary offences act 1988 (NSW)', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 36, pp. 534 - 562,

Durbach A;McNamara L;Rice S;Rix M, 2013, 'Public interest litigation: Making the case in Australia', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 38, pp. 219 - 223,

Gelber K;McNamara L, 2013, 'Freedom of speech and racial vilification in Australia: 'The Bolt case' in public discourse', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 48, pp. 470 - 484,

Arzey S;Mcnamara L, 2011, 'Invoking international human rights law in a "rights-free zone": Indigenous justice campaigns in Australia', Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 33, pp. 733 - 766,

McNamara L, 1994, 'Criminalising Racial Hatred: Learning from the Canadian Experience', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 1, pp. 198 - 210,

racism and racial vilification/hate speech laws
criminal law reform and the use of criminalisation as a public policy tool
criminal law and intoxication/alcohol and drug effects
public order and the regulation of behaviour in public spaces